Last Day of Summer on Tuesday: Weather Stats on the Season

first_imgAUGUSTHighest temp: 93 degrees (8/4/2015)Lowest temp: 55 degrees (8/29/2015)Avg. high temp: 86.8 degrees (3.1 degrees above normal)Avg. low temp: 64.7 degrees (0.5 degrees below normal)Rainfall: 1.25 inches (2.86 inches below normal)Number of days fair: 23Number of days partly cloudy: 6Number of days cloudy: 2 August 2015 included above-average high temperatures, below-average rainfall and an ocean temperature that never dipped below 70 degrees. Tuesday is the final day of summer 2015, and in a beach town that lives and dies by the weather, it was a pretty good season. (See O.C. Breaks Record for Beach Tag Revenue, Owners Call Summer a Success.)Summer 2015 had its surfable days but zero swell from tropical storms.No tropical storm came anywhere close to Ocean City during the summer, and the weather got drier through the season.After a June that saw 8.36 inches of rain (more than 5 inches above normal), August had just 1.25 inches of rain (2.86 inches below normal). Even in July (which saw above-average rainfall), not a single day was categorized by the National Weather Service as “cloudy.” Most of the month’s rain came in the form of brief and heavy thunderstorms.Here’s the tale of the tape in numbers: July had plenty of rain but mostly in quick bursts.JULYHighest temp: 94 degrees (7/20/2015)Lowest temp: 58 degrees (7/17/2015)Avg. high temp: 84.6 degrees (0.9 degrees below normal)Avg. low temp: 68.2 degrees (1.3 degrees above normal)Rainfall: 6.59 inches (2.87 inches above normal … total include 3.02 inches from July 14-15 alone)Number of days fair: 19Number of days partly cloudy: 12Number of days cloudy: 0 JUNEHighest temp: 94 degrees (6/23/2015)Lowest temp: 50 degrees (6/7/2015)Avg. high temp: 80.5 degrees (0.1 degrees below normal)Avg. low temp: 63.3 degrees (2.1 degrees above normal)Rainfall: 8.36 inches (5.25 inches above normal)Number of days fair: 14Number of days partly cloudy: 10Number of days cloudy: 6last_img read more